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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Did they come in Olive Drab?

If you happened to be serving with the U.S. military in Germany back in the 1960s, Chrysler Corporation was itching to sell you a new car. They printed up this special brochure, highlighting in it a few special deals, including this $2,699 1965 Chrysler Newport (my book has the regular MSRP at $3,009). Good to know that these Newports came with dual ashtrays in both the front and the rear seating areas — smoke ’em if ya got ’em! You can see the whole brochure here (including something they called a Dodge Family Furlough Wagon).

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Max

    I wonder how many of those MOPARS left the showroom floor due to the furlough program. They were up against some heavy competition, given that at the time the US $$ ruled the world and an American serviceman could come home with a pretty exotic European machine for a reasonable price, even when shipping was factored in.